Mini Showdown is strange and weird, but in a good way. I find it difficult to attach the game to an adjective like I usually do — it’s just not possible, but if I had to, it would be: addictive. Mini Showdown takes classic western elements of some games and mixes it with a new genre of 5-minute fun. You could argue that it mixes the two perfectly — that’s my opinion at least. Reload your gun and tap to fire, because Mini Showdown will take you on a ride unlike anything else. When the iPhone was unveiled in 2007, it came with a hyped feature called the accelerometer, this was also used a year earlier in the Wii. It’s the perfect controller for a game and Mini Showdown takes this to the next level. The game involves tilting your device to shoot another player, tapping to fire and then tilting down to reload the gun — it’s slightly hard to grasp at first but it soon becomes…natural?
So, what is the game actually about? Well, it’s a classic western adventure featuring deadly duels that will leave your palms sweaty. Mini Showdown is a fully-fledged game, featuring upgrades and a light-hearted gameplay aspect that will leave you wanting more. Whether you are a fan of western games or simply want a fun game to play whenever you are bored, Mini Showdown fits the bill perfectly. Select a server, sign in and start playing with real people battling with guns to defeat you. It took me about 20 seconds to start playing and once I was through the tutorial, all I wanted to do with beat someone in a duel.
It’s player versus player, all out action. It’s everything my 10-year-self would have loved, unfortunately, games like this didn’t exist and neither did the internet. All I knew about was the Commodore 64 and now I have a 3D-western PVP game in the palm of my hand? That’s brilliant. Mini Showdown is intense, in every sense of the word. You can customize your character with crazy equipment, upgrade your weapons and so much more but you will need coins to do it. Luckily, Mini Showdown wasn’t designed to rob you of your money and coins can be easily earned through winning duels.
Once you start a game, you can quickly pair up with another player and play within a few seconds. You can show a QR code to your friends and connect to battle each-other and that’s where the true fun begins. Adapt your special ability and shoot your gun directly at your opponent — it’s fun, addictive and undeniably exciting. With so many weapons to choose from and so much to customize, Mini Showdown my favorite 3D action game on my iPhone. You’re up against the best of the best — it’s you against them… are you prepared to battle to the death? Overall, Mini Showdown is great, it combines all of the aspects of any short game with an adventure unlike anything else.